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Forum difficulty?

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Larsen Feb 21, 2011. 11 Replies

Am I the only one who has difficulty using this forum? I am an active member of several online communities, and I am experienced with using and administrating different types of forum software.…Continue

Dietrich Bonhoeffer quote

Started Jun 15, 2010 0 Replies

I was reading the other night and ran across this quote.  I tend to collect quotes in my Moleskine, and I thought that this one was worthy of sharing: "There is a wholeness about the fully grown man…Continue

An Introduction

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ben Effinger Mar 6, 2010. 12 Replies

Greetings, to all and sundry.My name is Jonathan R. Baker.  I am a 28-year-old minister, husband & father currently residing in Virginia.  I have been aware of the AoM site for some time now, and…Continue

 

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Latest Activity

Jonathan replied to Louis-Philippe Kerkhove's discussion Flu Shot
"I drive a school bus for the county, and my wife works at an urban, disadvantaged elementary school (where my son also attends for convenience).  Last year, I came down with the flu, and less than a month later, strep throat.  I try to…"
Aug 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Brian's discussion simple question about undershirts!
"I have the same problem, but when I purchased the Big & Tall sizes, the sleeves of the undershirt were too long and would sometimes show when I wore a short-sleeved overshirt."
Jul 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Gerard's discussion Vehicles for big guys
"I'm 6'6" and I am by far the most comfortable in a full-size pickup truck."
Jul 4, 2013
Jonathan updated their profile
Jun 22, 2013
Jonathan replied to Jon Kramer's discussion Shaving....Down There?
"I can relate.  I am also very hairy all over, so if I were to shave my groin area it would be an island of baldness in a sea of hair.  Not an attractive thought and I would never want to try to go whole hog.  Imagine the razors I…"
Jun 21, 2013
Jonathan replied to JWE's discussion Splitting the Dinner Check
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM. As someone who has worked as a waiter, the most convenient time to ask for separate checks is when you are placing your orders."
Jun 21, 2013
Jonathan replied to Fred D's discussion Hi
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Those watches look very nice, but I can't see myself paying more than $100 for a watch at this point.  I'm looking for something sturdy, but inexpensive, and relatively stylish."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"Thanks for the education on the crystal types.  It looks like the watch I linked to has a plated brass case, so that's a no go.  I really liked the green dial face, though.   I guess I'll keep looking."
Jun 18, 2013
Jonathan replied to Williams's discussion Greetings
"Greetings, and welcome to the AoM."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"When I say that I am rough on watches, the problems that I tend to have is the scratching or cracking the watch face, as well as broken straps.  I generally like to have watches snug on my wrist because I hate to have them rattling around my…"
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Matan Nawi's discussion Greetings from Israel
"Greetings, and welcome to AoM."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Chris Hamm's discussion Who Wears a Watch Anymore?
"I like wearing a watch, but I am extremely rough on them.  Any recommendations for a sturdy, casual timepiece that won't break the bank?  I tend to shy away from the more athletic styles."
Jun 17, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Also, you may have missed the tongue-in-cheek manner of my post."
Jun 14, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Now THAT is a man in need of a tan.!  And apparently a lady friend."
Jun 14, 2013
Jonathan replied to Michael Malloy's discussion Tanning.. the manly way?
"Do you assert that there are no fops in the military?  Besides, serving in the middle east should provide ample opportunities to get lots of sunshine."
Jun 13, 2013

Profile Information

Website
http://jonathanrbaker.wordpress.com
Interests
Theology, History, Ancient Languages, Heraldry, Wargaming, Technology
Books
Freddy & Fredericka by Mark Helprin; anything by J.R.R. Tolkien; A Song of Ice & Fire series by George R.R. Martin; anything by C.S. Lewis; John Adams by David McCullough; et al.
Movies
The Quiet Man (1952) and other John Wayne movies; the Lord of the Rings trilogy; most superhero movies; M. Night Shyamalan movies; Castaway (2000)
Music
Coldplay; Ben Folds; The Beatles; Three Dog Night; James Taylor; also classical music, and big band-era jazz.
Quote
"It is the critical moment that shows the man. So when the crisis is upon you, remember that God, like a trainer of wrestlers, has matched you with a rough and stalwart antagonist. -- 'To what end?' you ask. That you may prove the victor at the Great Games. Yet without toil and sweat this may not be!" --The Golden Sayings of Epictetus, LCVII

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At 3:54pm on April 26, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Alright! Welcome to The Great Debate. Great to have you with us.
At 8:50am on March 8, 2010, thehuhman said…
Welcome to the AoM Community! We're glad to have you here.
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At 11:20am on March 6, 2010, Herb Munson said…
Hi there Jonathan. Welcome to AoM and to the Christian Men's group. I have a daily Bible study there you might be interested in. Also, thought I'd give you a friendly invite to check out my group, The Great Debate. Just click on "Groups." It's the one with the colorful galaxy picture. It's also one of the most active groups on AoM. In any case, great to have you aboard.
 
 
 

Latest Activity

John Lee Pettimore replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"You said you were fighting 5 guys. Along with your comments regarding religion being child abuse you reminded me of the Crusades. If you don't have a shield then perhaps a banner or flag? Something to rally your troops? All militant groups…"
3 minutes ago
Brad Williams replied to Brad Williams's discussion Hunting Big Game if you Could?
"In the fictional world (all this is for the book series I'm writing), they are hunting for food and hides and whatever else the animal can offer.  So that should help a bit.  The elephants as being very sentient and emotional is very…"
7 minutes ago
Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Okay, I'll drop it.  I know everyone wants me to shut up, so I will.  Let me just make few points of summation and then I'll leave this thread, quite happy with it and proud of my conduct, whatever comments may come…"
11 minutes ago
John Lee Pettimore replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Ok, this is the second time I've had to tell you this: I don't have a side."
13 minutes ago
Brad Williams replied to Brad Williams's discussion Hunting Big Game if you Could?
"That's very interesting about Roosevelt.  I didn't know that.  It's especially interesting because Roosevelt hunted with Frederick Selous who was one of the real-life people who inspired the character Quatermain."
58 minutes ago
Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"Okay, then I don't have a shield and if I did I wouldn't have a symbol on it.  I'm so confused by your line of inquiry here.  You're asking me to take your sarcasm seriously???  Why?"
1 hour ago
Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"I could give you about 500 reasons off the top of my head. But again, that's like asking me if I have proof that purple and blue giraffes don't exist.  If you claim they exist, the burden of proof is on you.  That there is no…"
1 hour ago
Brad Williams replied to Josh Allen's discussion If you can tell me what religion you are then you are in a prison.
"That's just racist-ish.  Way to insult all people from a State.  Again, you are not giving any support for your side.  You're just insulting me."
1 hour ago

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